Police killed an armed black man while officers were attempting to execute a search warrant in a north St. Louis neighborhood, on the anniversary of another officer-involved shooting in the area. ;The killing sparked fresh protests in a community near Ferguson, which recently saw unrest flare around the anniversary of the police-killing of unarmed black teen Michael Brown. ; Riot shields pic.twitter.com/9z4UBCxwbr August 20, 2015 ; On Wednesday morning, a year after police killed 25-year-old Kajeme Powell, authorities executing the warrant were met by two men attempting to flee the home, according to Fox 2 Now. ;Chief Sam Dotson with the St. Louis Police Department said officers ordered both armed men ;to drop their weapons…

Police killed an armed black man while officers were attempting to execute a search warrant in a north St. Louis neighborhood, on the anniversary of another officer-involved shooting in the area. ;The killing sparked fresh protests in a community near Ferguson, which recently saw unrest flare around the anniversary of the police-killing of unarmed black teen Michael Brown.

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On Wednesday morning, a year after police killed 25-year-old Kajeme Powell, authorities executing the warrant were met by two men attempting to flee the home, according to Fox 2 Now. ;Chief Sam Dotson with the St. Louis Police Department said officers ordered both armed men ;to drop their weapons. Dotson said one of the suspects raised his weapon and was shot. ;

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Both suspects then ran, with the shot man collapsing on the ground a short time later.

Police identified the deceased suspect as Mansur Ball-Bey, 18, and characterized him as black. The suspect who fled was said to be a black man in his mid to late teens, and police were still searching for him.

Dotson characterized the area ;as a “hotbed of crime,” and said that the dead suspect’s gun was stolen. “There were other individuals that were in the house that were taken into custody without incident,” Dotson said.

“What I know right now is that somebody pointed a gun at police officers,” Dotson told the publication. The officers involved were placed on administrative leave. They are both white, ages 29 and 33, and had approximately seven years on the force, St. Louis police said.

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Inside the home, cops found four more guns and crack cocaine.

The shooting occurred as the city marked the anniversary of another black man who was killed by police. Kajieme Powell was shot to death by police officers on Aug. 19, 2014, just over a week after Michael Brown was killed by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo. ;

The shooting comes just days after a 93-year-old Tuskegee Airman was carjacked ;at the same intersection ;where Wednesday’s violence occurred, according to Fox 2 Now.

The latest shooting in St. Louis drew crowds of people to the scene, protesting police violence. Dozens of police sought to disperse the marchers, making several arrests.

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